Originally Posted by bratrules
Man going off the point a little how do expect to have a Imperial Stout ready in 8 weeks? Those big beers really need some time to mellow out. IMO 8 weeks isn't enough time.
Yeah I hear ya, definitely not ideal, I only found out about the contest (its for imperial stouts only) about a week before I brewed and that was the fastest I could get my hands on the ingredients. The rest of the batch I'll let sit for a while :-)